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TOUR DIARY: POLAR. Headline Tour (25/06/2011 & 26/06/2011)

Heading out onto their first headline UK tour, A Wolf At Your Door Records signing hardcore quintet POLAR. are set to be an up-and-coming big name in the scene, but before setting out on the road, the band make an appearance at this year’s Ghostfest and a reunion show for Fastlane with Deaf Havana. This is the start of their exclusive tour diary with us, and their accounts of the aforementioned shows:

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RED BULL BEDROOM JAM 2011 WINNER: Autumn In Disguise

Though Autumn may be coming within the next few months, Autumn In Disguise still have one hell of a Summer to celebrate with after winning this year’s Red Bull Bedroom Jam competition. Their brand of pop-punk is more than apt for the season too, with which they’ll be sharing at several different major festivals across the UK. We got a hold of the band for a little chingwag of what could most definitely be their best Summer yet:

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RED BULL BEDROOM JAM 2011 WINNER: Floods

Not to be confused with Flood Of Red for the slightly similar names, St. Albans outfit Floods bring are far more ferocious and in-your-face melodic hardcore injection into the Red Bull Bedroom Jam 2011 winner circle, and judging from their recent music video, they know how to have a laugh too. We talked to the band about their RBBJ win, the aforementioned music video and a few other things too:

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RED BULL BEDROOM JAM 2011 WINNER: The Ocean Between Us

Getting the final winners position of this year’s Red Bull Bedroom Jam as the judge’s wild card choice, Leeds post-hardcore group The Ocean Between Us didn’t have to get involved with the whole performing live in the bedroom part of the competition. We caught up with the lucky lads and talked about how it feels to be alongside the other winners, as well as teeth being knocked out at their Download Festival performance:

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RED BULL BEDROOM JAM 2011 WINNER: MakethisRelate

From the Northern lands of Scotland, alternative rock quartet MakethisRelate have been making quite a buzz in their local area, along with other places across the rest of the UK. Thanks to their recent success in becoming one of the eight winners of the Red Bull Bedroom Jam contest, it looks like they’re going to be bringing an even bigger buzz all Summer long at several different festivals. We had a chat with the band to see how they’re looking forward to the next few months:

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RED BULL BEDROOM JAM 2011 WINNER: The Hype Theory

We all know that pop-punk is a great genre of music that’s very fitting for the Summer season, so it’s great that Chelmsford outfit The Hype Theory will providing their own Summer tunes at a bunch of festivals across the UK this year after becoming one of the eight winners of the Red Bull Bedroom Jam competition. After completing their first festival appearance at Download earlier this month, we checked in on the band to see how they’re feeling for the remaining festivals ahead:

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RED BULL BEDROOM JAM 2011 WINNER: Hill Valley High

Gaining the most amount of votes out of every single band that applied for the Red Bull Bedroom Jam competition is no easy feat, but Telford/Chester based pop-rock act Hill Valley High managed to pull it off with flying colours this year, and therefore gained an instant pass as the first winners of 2011. We thought we’d have a little talk about how it all went for them, and how they’re looking forward to the future:

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RED BULL BEDROOM JAM 2011 WINNER: Page 44

Hailing from the land of Redditch, pop-rock outfit Page 44 aren’t from a place that’s reknowned for musical success. However, the quartet plan to change that, and are on the path to achieve doing so with their recent winning position with this year’s Red Bull Bedroom Jam. We had a little chat with the boys about things, and discovered a few new facts, including the porn-based roots of their band name:

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RED BULL BEDROOM JAM 2011 WINNER: ACODA

Coming out as one of the first announced winners of the 2011 Red Bull Bedroom Jam competition, Corby’s ACODA have garnered more than enough experience and attention with their brand of metal. Despite not having a full-length album out just yet, the four-piece have still managed to play shows outside of the UK. We caught up with them shortly after their Download Festival weekend to see how it feels to be a winner:

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SLAM DUNK 2011 PREVIEW: Blitz Kids

Going forward under a name change and a revamp of their sound, Crewe’s Blitz Kids are one of Cheshire’s most recent rising acts in the alternative music scene, and have steadily made their presence known since the release of their debut music video and single, ‘An Ink Blot In The Blood Clot’. With a worthy set on the Kerrang! Introducing stage at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival and debut full-length ‘Vagrants & Vagabonds’ to follow soon after, vocalist Joe James had a little talk with us about things to come in the Blitz Kids camp:

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